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Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, and sponsored our 20th Annual Conference! Photos and videos of the event have been shared on our Facebook page. 
We look forward to seeing you again next year! 

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 We have two new Board Members who are joining us from Kearney, Nebraska!
**Welcome to the Board Angela Monterroso and Paula Estrada Gaasch! **

Below are their bios, why they joined the Board, and what they hope to do in their two-year terms.
NATI Board still has some spots available. If you want to join the Board or know anyone feel free to email us at info@natihq.org and ask for the Nomination Form.

Angela Monterroso- She received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Spanish Translation and Interpretation in 2010, and a Master’s degree in Spanish Education in 2013 from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She began work as a Graduate Assistant for the Department of Modern Languages, and joined the department as a Lecturer of Spanish and Spanish Translation. She was recently promoted to Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Spanish Translation, and Director of the Spanish Translation and Interpretation program at UNK. She also teaches Translation and classes designed specifically for Heritage Speakers. She is a member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Nebraska Association of Translators and Interpreters (NATI), and has presented on Translation Ethics at the NATI West 2015 conference and the Self-efficacy of Heritage Learners in the Translation Classroom at the 2016 American Translators Association conference in San Francisco.Outside of the “classroom,” she is a freelance as a translator and interpreter for the state of Nebraska. She wants to join NATI because she really wants to see NATI remain strong and healthy so that it stays around to advocate for the profession in the state of Nebraska.

Paula Estrada Gaasch- She is currently employed as a Spanish/English district interpreter/translator for Kearney Public Schools. In this role she accompanies staff for home visits, interprets for families on phone calls or at school activities and parent teach conferences. In addition she translates documents for teachers and staff to send out to families. Previously she worked at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She wants to serve on the NATI board to offer her experiences and skills that have come with working in the interpretation/translation field and also from working as a team member in previous jobs on a committee, and from working in the community. Paula also wants to help educate people and communities on the need for professional interpreters and translators as well as promoting the field to students.

 

 


Nebraska Court Interpreter Certification

ChThe next Nebraska Supreme Court Interpreter Orientation is September 28- 29, 2019, at Northeast Community College, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, Nebraska.
This is the first collaboration in a Partnership for Language Access forged with Northeast Community College.

If you would like to attend the Orientation, you will need to complete a registration form and send a check or money order no later than September 26th.
To access the registration form please visit their site to download it:
https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/programs-services/interpreters/interpreter-resources-education

The Rules on Interpreters per the Nebraska Supreme Court have been amended. Please click on the following hyperlink to download the PowerPoint to view these amendments.  pptxAmendments_to_NSC_Interp_Rules_12-2018
If you have any questions please reach out to Nebraska Supreme Court Language Access Department, or the Statewide Language Access Coordinator Jennifer Verhein jennifer.verhein@nebraska.gov . 


Iowa Court Interpreter Certification

The fall dates have been set for the Iowa Court Interpreter orientation workshop, written exam, and oral exam. Please visit the website for more information and registration forms.

https://www.iowacourts.gov/opr/court-interpreters/

The Orientation Program will be held on September 6. The deadline to register is August 23.

The written exam will be held on October 7. The deadline to register is September 20.

The oral exam will be held on November 15. The deadline to register is October 18.


 

Check out our Facebook page where you can find links to other training opportunities and news related to the profession: https://www.facebook.com/natihq/

 

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